Accidental Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St Jacques Dinner (Quince - San Francisco CA): Sensational start with black fruit,braised meat, cooked mushroom and layers of flavors. This stayed amazingly persistent over 2+ hours in glass. Wonderful now, and I expect well stored bottles will last another couple of decades. This was a pristine, perfectly store bottle. We ended up drinking this alongside the 1989, which was more mature, but after several hours the two wines converged in terms of style and substance, even if this '91 remained more weighty and nuanced.
Burgundy night in Scottsdale (Scottsdale): Absolutely thrilling nose of dried flowers, spice, ripe red fruit. The detail and complexity on the palate was actually a step from from the 1990 CSJ we had next to it. This wine was a study in 'power without weight' as it hit every corner of your mouth and the finish lasted for minutes, but it was not heavy at all. Perfectly mature and spectacular balance. Wonderful grip. My WOTN against some pretty serious competition.
Light rose color, indicative of its heritage. Initial nose and taste offered strawberry, raspberry. Decanted and poured 5 hours later. The time had served the wine well. The palate was more structured with flavors more developed. Strawberry and raspberry still present, but now with additional notes of forest floor, hint of wet stone. Overall, drinking very well right now.
Light red color. Floral nose with matured fruits, smooth, mellow, friendly but not compromising. Delicious, long lasting but lack complexity albeit still developing after 3hours, a great effort by the grower.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.
(Rousseau Armand Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.Jacques) A lovely, bright medium ruby-red colour. Undergrowth and maturing red fruits are the main aromas to start, but slowly the undergrowth fades to reveal a lovely redcurrant note. Nice texture - very smooth. I find just a tough of harshness to the acidity that’s mirrored in the finish, but this slowly improves if never completely fades. There is a nicely understated length here and I would say this is pretty much ready to go. Very nice, but far from the quality of the Chambertin and Bèze at this address in 1991, in terms of a rebuy, I would expect prices to be too high for the reward - but you never know
NOTE: Some content is property of Burghound and Burgundy-Report.